Online Resources: All Articles
Articles are listed in reverse chronological order.
Being Bearers of Palms of Peace and Praise in the Midst of Needs and Conflicts by Julia Yoder Elmore
03/15/2013 We can wave palms of peace and praise because we have hope that the worst things are never the last things. As Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the day we celebrate as Palm Sunday, he knew that the week ahead would be physically, emotionally and spiritually demanding. Amid the peace and praise of those waiving their palms, the religious leaders were watching from afar, in conflict with Jesus over all he was doing.
Exploring the Intersections: Maternal Health & Domestic Violence Webinar
03/15/2013 Wednesday, April 03, 2013; 3:00 -4:00 PM Eastern.
“Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?” by Glory E. Dharmaraj
03/14/2013 Psalm 22 is a lament. Jesus, in his excruciating pain on the cross, uses the opening verse of this psalm of lament. This cry of Jesus, captured for us by the Gospel writers in Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34, is one of deep despair and abandonment.
Beyond the Golden Rule by Carmen F.S. Vianese
03/13/2013 Whether Christian or not, we’ve all been taught the Golden Rule: "Do to others as you would have them do to you." Jesus said it in a positive restatement of something in the Jewish oral tradition. It sounds simple, but as we all know, living it out is very difficult. Not to mention that within the Golden Rule is the focus on “you.” No matter how many lessons you learn from doing to others, they’re still your lessons, and it all still depends on your human capacity to love. And unfortunately, too often, that capacity is more like a dinner plate than a deep well, far too shallow when compared with the task at hand of living a different, loving kind of life.
Aid to the Aged
03/12/2013 With the support of United Methodist Women, some of the most vulnerable elderly living in places with the most protracted violence and human rights violations are receiving help.
Prayer Calendar Reflection: March 2013
03/01/2013 Did you use the Prayer Calendar today? The Prayer Calendar will both inform you about the work of mission in the world and nourish your soul.
Christ-Bearing People Pressing On Toward the Goal by Ruth E. Robinson
02/26/2013 A little over a year ago, the Dallas Bethlehem Center came to a crossroads in its ability to deliver educational and social services to its constituent community. The center experienced a significant lack of financial support, caused, in part, by the downturn of the economy.
Murewa Day Care Center
02/26/2013 The story of Murewa Day Care exemplifies commitment between local partners and United Methodist Women worldwide.
The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) Regional Women’s Program
02/26/2013 With the help of funding from United Methodist Women, the World Student Christian Federation has brought about 60 young women together every year since 1991 to re-read the bible from critical feminist perspectives.
Bearers of the Message of Reconciliation and New Creation by Gary Locklear
02/25/2013 Today is a new day, and we’re trusted to be bearers of this message of reconciliation and hope for all humanity.